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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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3,243 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,243
Reviews: 1,446
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 176
Gots: 218 | FT: 10
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-02-2013 23:41:49 | More by tbeer40
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-06-2012 03:48:05 | More by fizzyted
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

A-Pours a super hazy,golden orange with a firm,pillowy,three-finger,snow white crown that retained an excellent body and finally left consistent islands of lacing on the glass.

S-Sharp yeast driven notes on the nose of white pepper,wet hay,clove and overripe lemon but also bright,fresh stonefruit and musty funk.

T-Super complex and gorgeous.Funky,earthy notes of dried flowers,must and minerals but also white pepper,Meyer lemon,clove and fresh wheat.

M-Great creaminess,slight tartness and perfect lively carbonation.

D-Really superb beer with an amazing level of drinkability.

01-13-2011 15:22:45 | More by StlHopHead77
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-03-2013 01:47:40 | More by warpedrevolution
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearence: Pours a golden yellow with huge, pillowy white head that leaves great lacing. Stunning to look at.

Smell: The smell is a very raw smell. The malts are pronounced, but they don't smell like modern malts. They have a very old world quality to them I really can't describe.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is yeasty and bready, with an odd amount of bitterness. It tastes very primitive, but I feel that's the beauty of it. This is a classic tasting beer. The balance is impeccable, and leads into a thin but creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a wonderful brew. I was lucky enought o enjoy many good Belgian beers tonight, and this one was one of the best. It has such a rustic feel to it that makes it wonderful. It's simple, it's solid, and it's a damn tasty beer.

03-03-2005 03:20:13 | More by santoslhalper
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Tulip.

A. Massive 3 finger head of frothy white bubbles. Opens with a very loud Pop. Very good retention. Just a little lacing. Nice golden color.

S. Spices, malt, fruit, yeast, quite a bit of funk when first opened. Peppery quality.

T. Spice, pepper, fruity, peaches, apricot, not overly sweet. I had remembered more complexit of flavors when had on tap.

M. Medium/low bodied. Dry. Well carbonated and refreshing.

D. Not as much complexity as I remeber it from the last time I had it on tap. A refreshing beer and very drinkable. Will have to seek it out on tap again to see if it was like I remembered.

12-14-2009 00:38:07 | More by siradmiralnelson
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice.

07-31-2004 22:20:38 | More by tjd25
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-25-2014 00:19:28 | More by Joecaddie
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-21-2013 23:37:57 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1%

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

08-04-2005 00:30:48 | More by Goldorak
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

02-08-2012 14:05:59 | More by bconsidine
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-05-2014 15:22:38 | More by carmike813
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-14-2014 19:49:20 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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3.98/5  rDev -5%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A-Glowing golden brew, hazy. Topped with a healthy bright off-white head, cloudy and huge off the pour and rocky as it slowly receded with thick lacing.

S-Spicy coriander and clove, semi-sweet matliness with a huge fruity presence.

T-Bready, biscuity maltiness forms a base for slight spicy characters, black peppery and with an herbal bitterness. Earthy, in a way minerally. This mixes with some subtle fruity characters. Finishes fruity and spicy, pretty dry.

M-High carabonation makes this brew surprisingly refreshing, with a moderate, springy body.

D-Tasty and, as I sai, surprisingly refreshing.

09-08-2009 21:18:56 | More by CHSLBrew
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-16-2011 21:49:27 | More by nickhiller
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

09-14-2013 02:36:44 | More by jryanj927
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-26-2013 02:29:33 | More by hansgruber
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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

Nose breathing sparkling citrus and hoppy beer side, slightly resinous. The mouth is slightly citric with a hint of acidity, but very easy to drink. It perceives a pure hops season which gives a bitter taste and pungent taste and a final subtle grapefruit being a bit like lemonade. The attack is frank yet refreshing with a fruity controlled bitterness and a very convincing finish long and dry. It remains a standard season but extremely well controlled and mostly so easy to drink.

11-20-2010 11:30:38 | More by ThaCreep
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-12-2013 04:38:58 | More by davegray
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle with one of my favorite labels, it pours hazy gold with a touch of peach. A big, billowy white head develops immediately and diminishes but never goes away completely. The smell is classic musty barnyard with some herbs and peppery spices. Spice and herbs abound in the taste, but a bit of dry fruity sweetness becomes more apparent after it sits a while. This Saison goes down like a dream and is always worth seeking out.

07-12-2004 05:21:03 | More by mickeymac
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada hop tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a big pillowy white head.

S: Light spice with a bit of yeast. White pepper, a bit funky.

T: The gold standard for saisons. Light spices such as white pepper and coriander. Slightly fruity in the form of green apples, pears, and sour lemon. Very hoppy, over the nice soft malt base. Very dry in the finish. Only slightly sour and a hint of funkiness from the yeast.

M: Light bodied, highly carbonated.

D: An excellent saison, probably the best in the world. A truly excellent beer.

03-14-2011 03:37:36 | More by willjschmidt
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. A word of warning: don't do that with this beer. I got a glass full of dense, eggshell-colored head that dissipated very slowly. The liquid form that eventually emerged was a cloudy, pale straw. A moderate amount of carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Smell: Heavenly, like summertime. Belgian yeast, apple, banana, lemon, and floral hops. It also exhibits a musky, farmhouse aroma, as well as some pepper spice.

Taste: Starts with pepper spice, which then moves aside to reveal the backbone of fruit: apple, banana, and lemon. The mouthfeel is bready, which makes me think witbier. The backend of each sip has a nice floral hop bitterness that lingers, and the farmhouse muskiness is also evident.

Drinkability: This is the second saison I have tried, and it has without a doubt redeemed the style for me. Personally, though, I would much prefer hefe or wit. The muskiness turns me off a little.

03-20-2011 03:18:53 | More by TheQuietMan22
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2014 03:06:12 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

750 ml bottle shared with my son, the evening of the first day of his new job. Congratulations, son.

Poured into tulips, clear light golden body under a huge white rocky head, with ample lacing. Head lasts well. Very pretty beer.

Smell is funky to the max, brett, bread dough, horse blanket, nice cracker malt. Mmmm, smells good and is quite intense -- smellable from across the room

Taste is very similar to the smell, only not quite so intense.

Mouthfeel is much richer than I had anticipated: nice and round.

Drinkability is good.

06-24-2008 02:49:02 | More by ColoradoBobs
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4.65/5  rDev +11%

Had this many times, time to finally review. 750mL bottle into a Tripel Karmelit glass.

Golden straw, clear and bright. Towering rocky white head leaves good lace trails. Busy looking bead.

Apricot danish, golden delicious apples, rockmelon, kumquat, banana confectionery, touch of bitter rind and that distinctive floral spiciness from the Dupont yeast. Sublime. I could smell it for hours.

Very similar flavours, with perhaps a slightly increased citric sourness.

Syrupy and slightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a touch of astringency and (surprisingly) booze heat on the back palate.

Beer just doesn't get any better than this at 6.5% in my view. A veritable cacophany of aromas and flavours that work in unison brilliantly.

08-20-2011 08:04:05 | More by spicelab
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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